Eric Johnson

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It’s hurricane season now through November 30th.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has forecast an above average hurricane season.  The agency predicts the possibility of  14 to 21 named storms.   2022 is the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season.  The agency breaks that down to a possibility of 6 to 10 hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), and 3 to 6 major hurricanes (winds of 111 mph or higher).  So far this year there have been 3 named storms: Alex, Bonnie and Colin.

“Early prevention and  understanding  your risk is key to being hurricane resilient and climate-ready”

“Early prevention and understanding your risk is key to being hurricane resilient and climate-ready”, said Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo.  Many elements including warmer than normal ocean temperatures and La Nina conditions are likely to remain through hurricane season impacting the strength and frequency of tropical systems.

Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) states that the threat to Delaware is very real.

Their key message is “Get Prepared Delaware”.  The agency is offering tips and resources to assist residents and vacationers to be ready if a hurricane or tropical storm affects Delaware.  The First State may not have a direct hit from any hurricane, but may still suffer the disastrous effect of a major storm.  This includes storm surge, costal flooding, high winds, tornados, large waves and rip currents.

PrepareDE.org says that Delaware’s low elevation and location on the Delmarva Peninsula makes it vulnerable to storm surge on top of high tides.

Here are some tips from DEMA on being prepared in Delaware for a tropical storm or hurricane this season:

  • Make A Plan
    • Know your flood risk
    • Prepare your home
    • Create a plan on how to communicate with your household
    • Take seniors and special needs into account
    • Have a preparedness buddy
    • Have a plan for your pets and animals
  • Make A Survival Kit
  • Stay Informed by monitoring the DEMA social media page.

More ideas on being prepared are offered at DEMA’s “Hurricane Preparedness Is No Accident” webpage. 

Listen to Mix 99.5 WJBR and monitor wjbr.com as possible storms approach this season.


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Top 10 New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware Beaches Picked By JBR Listeners

Probably like you, I’m a big fan of our regions beaches! I grew up at the New Jersey shore and spent many years hitting all the beach towns of Atlantic and Cape May County. Since those days I’ve added the Delaware beaches and the beaches of Maryland to our families list of regular visits.

When my kids were young, we were day trippers to Strathmere NJ, one of the few free beaches in the Garden State. We also took too many to count family camping trips to Assateague Island National Seashore just south of Ocean City MD.

Now that my wife and I are empty nesters, we enjoy the Delaware beaches. Just this summer so far we’ve enjoyed time in Lewes, Cape Henlopen, Rehoboth and Dewey.

Last week I wanted to know what beaches YOU (our WJBR listeners) love! So, I put the question up on our Facebook page asking for your favorite beaches in our WJBR listening area of Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland.

Here are the Top 10 New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware Beaches Picked By JBR Listeners